In a bid to diversify entrepreneurship opportunities for the students' community of Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) through internship, placements opportunities, as well as capacity building that will, in turn, reduce over-dependence on theoretical base education, the management of SUN and the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) has partnered to empower the students' community.
The COO/DY.MD of KEDCO, Dr. Vijay Kumar Sonawane, formally made the request, on Wednesday, 2nd September 2020, when he led officials of the power company to pay a courtesy visit to the management of the university. The members of KEDCO include Mr. Makbul Elahi Bhuiya, the Head of Business Development, Mr. Mailafiya Abdullahi Adamu, the Business Development Officer and Mr Omar Lawal O. TL, L&D.
While speaking at the meeting, Dr. Vijay expresses delight that KEDCO is ready to go into partnership with Skyline University Nigeria especially at a time when the university is set to bring change in Nigeria. He described the partnership as a mutually benefiting opportunity for both parties. “We have internal training members with us but we believe in a greater engagement with Skyline University Nigeria”, Dr. Vijay added.
In the welcome remark, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Sudhakar Kota, expressed his pleasure at the prospect of improving the level of interaction between the university and KEDCO via collaboration. He stated that Skyline University Nigeria welcomes any development that would add value to the students’ community of the university. In his comments, he commended the effort of KEDCO in providing quality electricity in the Northwestern region of the country.
Earlier, while delivering the vote of thanks, Mr. Abubakar Sadiq Ismail, the Representative of the university’s Pro-Chancellor, Mr. Nitin Anand, stated that the facilities in the university would be made available to KEDCO. He added that the university would also be open to working with KEDCO officials in the areas of research, guest lecture, and technology sharing towards the establishment of the department of engineering shortly.
“Our vision is more or less in the same direction to empower the youth. We look forward towards great and successful relationships” Mr. Abubakar added.